Brown-headed Cowbird

Molothrus ater

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Blackbirds (Icteridae)

Code 4

BHCO

Code 6

MOLATE

ITIS

HEAD

Brown-headed Cowbird Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Glossy brown
  • Forehead Color: Glossy brown
  • Nape Color: Glossy brown
  • Throat Color: Glossy brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Brown-headed Cowbird Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 18-21 cm (7-8.25 in)
  • Weight: 48 g (1.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black with faint green sheen.
  • Upperparts: Black with faint green sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Brown-headed Cowbird Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swooping direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-35 cm (11.75-13.75 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black with faint green sheen.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black
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